I made this Princess Birthday Cake for my daughter, Lily's 3rd birthday party. She had been asking for a princess party since her 2nd birthday and had spotted the princess cake in the Annabel Carmel party book. It was the first time I had worked with sugar paste icing and at one stage I was a bit worried that the whole thing was about to become a disaster but the decorations seemed to save the day I think.
The trickiest bit was the folds in the skirt but I managed to cover up any bits the got slightly wrinkled with little glittery balls. The sticky icing paste made of egg white, icing sugar and lemon juice saved the day and sticks like glue. Fabulous stuff! All the guests were pretty impressed on the day and my little girls reaction of 'Wow!' and squealing with delight made all the hours of work all worth it! Enjoy making your own cake, this site really inspired me so thanks!
This Princess Birthday Cake is my version of a princess Tiana cake that I made for my daughter's 16th birthday. I used the Wilton wonder mold kit, with a regular butter cake mix that I let cool overnight. I also make my marshmallow fondant the night before and let it rest overnight.
I leveled the cake then I covered the cake with buttercreme frosting and let it chill in the fridge. I tinted my fondant and rolled out the white piece for the bottom skirt. Then I rolled and cut out the leaves for the top and bottom part of the dress. I used a dab of vanilla extract to adhere the fondant piece to each other.
It was fun and easy to do. The frog is also made out of green fondant.
This Princess Doll Cake is a cake I made for a little girl's communion. I made a chocolate cake (using 2 boxes of Betty Crocker's Devil food cake) in a large Pyrex bowl. I then spread cake with choc fudge butter cream and covered it with white rolled out fondant. I modeled a bustier and then placed a large circle of fondant to make a skirt.
To give it a luxurious look I added an over skirt and then decorated with white sugar decorations cut out hearts (again fondant). Then I gave her a shawl made again from fondant. I used a doll top from Wilton that goes easily into the cake.
I baked this Princess Birthday Cake for my Princess niece Sara for her first birthday! And this was the first time I was baking cake for a girl as I have 2 boys and they have totally different choice!!
However, took some guidance from youtube and baked 3 cakes - one round base and another 2 in different sized Pyrex dome shaped dishes to create the dress! After placing the cakes as required, created a hole to insert a doll inside!
This was a Vanilla cake, with fresh cream icing. Created a texture with pink on the dress! Hope you like it.
Little girls and their dolls, is this fascination hardwired in their genes? My little girl turned four last week. She is a huge fan of 'Princesses' and wanted only a homemade Princess Doll cake. I tried to change her mind, but no... a princess in pink, with matching crown is all she wanted.
A month long research - umpteen cake making videos on Youtube and cake decoration books from the library. The final outcome turned to be quite eye-catching. I have posted the full recipe and the cake making process on:
I took some ideas from other brilliant cakes on this site for my Princess Birthday Cake. I used a batter bowl for the "dress" of the cake and stuck in a princess Barbie, using her real dress for embellishment on the top of the cake. I used marshmallow fondant (you can find the recipe on youtube) to cover the dress to help make the icing stick to the cake better.
Coupled with a princess birthday theme, my 5 year old was in princess heaven!